Uganda

 
Secondhand clothes are going out of style
Secondhand clothes are going out of style
In Kenya, it’s mitumba. In Rwanda, chagua. In eastern Zambia, salaula. Most African languages have a word for them:...
The children who bear the brunt of South Sudan’s refugee crisis
The children who bear the brunt of South Sudan’s refugee crisis
Deng Mawut was at home when the rebels came. The six-year-old cowered behind his mother with his siblings. They were looking for his father, a...
Safeguarding child refugees is everyone’s responsibility
Safeguarding child refugees is everyone’s responsibility
Mercy (9) recounts her loss and the ensuing journey to Busia, Uganda with stoic resignation. She recalls a burnt homestead, a missing mother, two...
Uganda offers sanctuary to refugees while global leaders renege on aid promises
Uganda offers sanctuary to refugees while global leaders renege on aid promises
The "Pearl of Africa" is now the third largest host country of refugees in the world, after welcoming an average of 2 000 displaced men,...
Ugandan medics seek Libya payday
Ugandan medics seek Libya payday
After six years of desperately searching for a “greener pasture”, Moses, a poorly paid Ugandan medical laboratory technician sick of struggling...
Where to begin: Trump, the Paris Agreement and Africa's poverty
Where to begin: Trump, the Paris Agreement and Africa's poverty
Where do you start in understanding both the poverty of Africa, and Donald Trump pulling out of the Paris accord on climate change.
China’s success in Africa depends on peace in South Sudan
China’s success in Africa depends on peace in South Sudan
In less than one week, Chinese president Xi Jinping will convene a summit of roughly 30 global leaders to discuss what is arguably China’s most...
[Slideshow]The best place on earth for refugees?
[Slideshow]The best place on earth for refugees?
More than 383 000 people have fled to Uganda since July when violence resumed in the South Sudanese capital of Juba.
​Uganda jails women activist to silence her
​Uganda jails women activist to silence her
Ugandan queer and women’s rights activist Stella Nyanzi is being kept in prison to prevent her criticising government, her supporters say.
Could this country be among the world's best for refugees?
Could this country be among the world's best for refugees?
A heady mix of Afrobeat and traditional South Sudanese folk music hangs over the jumbled stalls and makeshift corrugated iron shops that form the...
Medical smart jacket tackles misdiagnosis of pneumonia
Medical smart jacket tackles misdiagnosis of pneumonia
Ugandan undergraduate Brian Turyabagye was studying engineering when his friend’s grandmother fell seriously ill. He accompanied her to hospital...
Ugandan ConCourt ruling backs queer people's rights
Ugandan ConCourt ruling backs queer people's rights
When Uganda’s Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday to scrap a provision in the Equal Opportunities Commission Act it deemed unconstitutional, it...

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